University of Kansas Health System - Main
Megan Smith, MS, RT(R), CMD
Megan obtained her Bachelor's degree in Radiologic Science from Avila University In 2007 and continued her education through Southern Illinois University for her Masters in Medical Dosimetry in 2009. She received her clinical training at the University of Kansas Health System. Upon graduation, she relocated to Oklahoma and returned in 2011 as a full-time dosimetrist with The University of Kansas Health System where she recently became Chief Dosimetrist.
Jenna Edds, MS, RT (R)(T), CMD
Jenna graduated from Washburn University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Health Science degree with an emphasis in radiologic technology and radiation therapy. She worked for the University of Kansas Health System as a Radiation Therapist as she continued her education at Southern Illinois University, where she obtained a Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry in 2017. She transitioned to a full-time Medical Dosimetrist role in 2018.
Hilarie Simpson, BSRT (R)(CT)(T), CMD
Hilarie graduated from The University of Missouri, Columbia, in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiological Sciences. She completed her radiation therapy training at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health at Wash U. in St. Louis in 2004. She passed her dosimetry boards in 2009 and took a job in Oklahoma City in 2010 at ProCure Proton Therapy Center, where she worked until April, 2019. Hilarie, a native Missourian, is excited to be closer to family! She and her husband, Shawn, have two sons, Anderson and Spencer.
Danielle Stevenson, BS, CMD
Danielle graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. She was selected into the dosimetry training program at Loma Linda University where she received her certificate in 2008. She joined the Radiation Oncology department at Loma Linda and worked with the team from 2009-2014. Danielle then joined the KU Radiation Oncology team in 2014.
Joy Patel, MS, RT (R)(T), CMD
Joy graduated from Avila University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology. He received his training at Centerpoint Medical Center in Radiologic Technology. He graduated from Washburn University in 2018 with a certificate in Radiation Therapy. He received his training for Radiation Therapy at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center and graduated from SIU in 2019 with a Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry. He then received his training for Dosimetry at the KU Cancer Centers and joined the KU Radiation Oncology team in 2019.
Jonathan Cornelisse MS, R.T.(R)(T), CMD
Jon began his work in oncology after graduating from Washburn University's radiation therapist program in 2012. For the next seven years, he worked as an RTT at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. During this time, Jon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Radiography from Missouri State University in 2016. Wanting to further his education, he went on to Southern Illinois University and graduated with a Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry in 2019. He began working at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis campus is 2019 and transferred to the North/East clinic in 2020.
University of Kansas Health System - Community
Jackie Smith, BSRT (R)(T), CMD
Jackie graduated from Southwestern College in 1991 with a double BS degree in Biology and Radiologic Technology. She went on to graduate from the Washburn University Radiation Therapy program in 1992. Her first radiation therapist job was in Reno, Nevada where she worked three years. She became CMD certified in 1999 and stayed on to work ten more years as a staff dosimetrist. In 2006, she and her husband, Brian, relocated to Lee's Summit, MO where she joined the University of Kansas Cancer Center Dosimetry team.
Val Radice, BA, RTT (R)(T), CMD
Valerie started her career as a dosimetrist in 1980 and later sat for the first dosimetry certification in 1988. Her first 16 years of dosimetry life were spent in Colorado. In 1996 she came to the Kansas City area to pursue a career with KU. Valerie has also worked with another healthcare system for 10 years and in 2011 returned to be part of the KU family. She is married and has four children, all located in the Kansas City metro.
JeanineTurner, RTT (R)(T), CMD
After obtaining a degree in Radiologic Technology, Jeanine began her career in Radiation Therapy in 1988 when she came to The University of Kansas Hospital as a Radiation Therapy student. She then stayed on and worked as a Radiation Therapist for ten years. Jeanine also received her Dosimetry training at The University of Kansas Hospital and earned her Dosimetry certification in 2001. She has worked in the community cancer center sites since 2002 working for at least two years at each (Lees Summit, South, North and Overland Park). Jeanine is married with three wonderful daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading history and all kinds of fiction and trying to keep up with her youngest child.
Seth Rhodes, MS, CMD, RT(R)(T)
Seth began working with the University of Kansas Health Systems as a Radiation Therapist in 2008 after graduating from Arkansas State University. To further his education, he attended Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, where he obtained a Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry. Upon graduation from SIUC, he accepted an opportunity to work with Baylor Scott and White Health in Texas, where he was quickly promoted to assume the role of Dosimetry Manager and Chief Dosimetrist for the organization. In 2015, he moved back to Kansas to re-join KU in the Overland Park community site.
Morgan Iwan, BS, R.T.(R)(T), CMD
Morgan started her career in radiation oncology as a radiation therapist in Fargo, ND in 2017. In 2019 she moved to Columbia, MO and continued to work as a radiation therapist as she completed her Medical Dosimetry training. She graduated from Bellevue College with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Radiation and Imaging Sciences. She joined the KU Radiation Oncology team as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist in 2020.
NORTH KANSAS CITY HOSPITAL:
John Otis, RT(T), CMD
John graduated from University of Kansas Radiation Therapy program in 1991. He worked as a Radiation Therapist from 1991-2006 and gained his CMD certificate in 2008. John has worked at North Kansas City Hospital/University of Kansas Hospital since 1994.